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Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Review

Ryan Pagano, Staff Writer

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” will likely go down as one of the greatest music films in recent memory. Why? Because the film is a success at the box office and has positive reviews among fans and critics. The movie is a biography about one of the greatest musical bands of all time, Queen, and its lead singer, Freddie Mercury.

The film is a box office hit. There is great reason as to why this movie has become a success, and part of that reason is because of Rami Malek’s phenomenal acting. Prior to his role as Freddie Mercury, the biggest role Malek played was starring as Elliot Anderson in the USA Network drama, “Mr. Robot”. This was a big role for him, but not as major as his role in “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

The film opens with the origins of the band, showing Mercury watching a local band, Smile, at a nightclub. Mercury meets the band after their gig only to find out that their lead singer quit. He offers to become their new lead singer and is accepted. They rename the band to Queen shortly afterward. As they played more gigs throughout Britain, their popularity grew and they ended up creating some of the most memorable songs of all time. Some of these songs came from interesting concepts.

For example, “We Will Rock You” originated from the band wanting a song that the audience could help them perform. All it required was two foot stomps and a hand clap, and soon after it became a worldwide hit.

The music in the movie is electrifying, as it keeps the viewer engaged in their awesome live performances, such as during Live Aid in 1985. Queen had just reunited prior to the concert, but little did they know how memorable this performance would become. The film ends with the band performing “We Are the Champions” in front of a sold out crowd, giving the audience goosebumps watching it.

All in all, it isn’t necessary to be a Queen fan to enjoy this movie. This is no doubt a must-see for any music fan. The performances are very inspiring, and they will make anyone appreciate the legacy Freddie Mercury left behind.

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Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Review